New Study From UNM Shows Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Effective in Treating Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Researchers at The University of New Mexico (UNM) have conducted a series of recent studies testing the effectiveness and safety of consuming cannabis, but this is the first study they have conducted measuring the therapeutic potential of hemp oil with low THC levels. The UNM researchers set out to examine the effectiveness of consuming “legal” hemp oil extracted from the whole Cannabis plant. The results showed that whole-plant hemp oil reduced mechanical pain sensitivity 10-fold for several hours in mice with chronic post-operative neuropathic pain. A chronic neuropathic pain model was used that exposed mice to post-operative neuropathic pain …
Sleep Survey Suggests Cannabis Edibles Especially Helpful for Insomnia; 91% of Respondents Said Edibles Improved Sleep
Despite the fact that most states have legalized cannabis for medical use and the implications for health benefits are mounting, the federal government still has not legalized cannabis. It continues to enforce restrictive policies and regulations on research into the health benefits or harms of cannabis products that are available to consumers across the nation. As a result, research on the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids has been limited in the United States, leaving patients, healthcare professionals, and policy makers without the necessary proof they need to make sound decisions regarding the use of cannabis as a medicine. Because …
Treating Menstrual Cramps and PMDD with Medical Marijuana
A modern-day woman will experience an average of 450 menstrual cycles or “periods” in her lifetime. For women suffering from dysmenorrhea or “menstrual cramps,” this number can seem more like thousands. During this time, some women experience pains that originate in the lower abdomen/pelvic area that can be both physically and emotionally draining to cope with. Do all women experience menstrual cramps? Menstrual cycles are unique to the individual. Some women experience no harsh symptoms, while others can experience a combination of painful symptoms included nausea, loose stools/diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and cramps. A survey …
Coping With Bipolar Disorder: How Medical Marijuana Can Help
A person with bipolar disorder probably doesn’t fit the stereotype you have in mind. You might be surprised to learn that bipolar disorder isn’t just classified by out-of-control highs or suicidal lows. While these ups and downs certainly happen, there are also periods of normalcy mixed in on a regular basis. Another common misconception about people diagnosed with bipolar disorder is that they spend more time experiencing depression as opposed to mania. This is because people suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to seek help when they are having a depressive episode than when having a manic episode. In …
Microdosing Medical Marijuana May Help Relieve Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Whether you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or suspect you suffer from symptoms of the syndrome, this information is designed to provide you with a better understanding of this chronic pain disorder that affects millions of people all over the world every day. Use this information as a stepping stone and learn how patients are using cannabinoid-based therapies to help treat the many symptoms of fibromyalgia. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia syndrome (pronounced fi-bro-my-al-ja and often referred to as simply “fibro” or “FM”) is a chronic health problem disorder characterized by widespread pain and a number of other …
May a state authorize medical marijuana clinical trials without federal approval?
No. Unfortunately, all medical marijuana research must first get NIDA approval and receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click here to learn more.
May a state board of health legally distribute medical marijuana?
Yes, however the medical marijuana for the study must be sourced from the federal National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Between 1978 and 1986, NIDA distributed medical marijuana to six state research programs. Most recently, NIDA provided marijuana to a California statewide medical marijuana research program. The preliminary results of this research is available here. No additional state-sponsored research is pending. Click here to learn more.
Can physicians legally recommend medical marijuana therapies to sick patients?
Yes. On September 7, 2000, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled in Conant v. McCaffrey that federal authorities may not sanction doctors who recommend medical marijuana to patients. Click here to learn more.
Is diabetes or pre-diabetes reversible / curable?
Unfortunately, there are no studies supporting the concept of reversing / curing diabetes at this time. However, unlike diabetes, prediabetes is reversible. If you have prediabetes and want to avoid serious future health consequences, you can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by ~60% just by changing your habits (e.g. increasing physical activity, improving your diet). Click here to learn more.
Study: Topical CBD Treatment May Reduce Central Nervous System Inflammation
A controlled animal study published in Daru: Journal of Faculty and Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences found that topical treatment with 1% purified (i.e. >98%) CBD topical cream may help to reduce damage caused by a disease that results in brain inflammation. This holds relevance for humans with autoimmune diseases that lead to demyelination (damage to the fatty covering around neurons that helps them to transmit signals faster) like multiple sclerosis. Topical CBD vs. Multiple Sclerosis Experiment Using healthy mice and mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis [(EAE)- encephalo= brain, myel= myelin= …
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